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before the country defaults on its debt? there's a big white house meeting today. >>> on the run, a stunning statement from the country's new secretary of defense. al qaeda's defeat is within reach. is america close to a victory over the terror network? >>> stolen life. kidnapped and held captive for 18 of her 31 years. jaycee dugard speaks exclusively to abc's diane sawyer about what it was like to be a prisoner, now, finally to be fre >> wow. i can walk into the next room and see my mom. wow, i can decide totoump in the car and go to the beach with the girls. wow. >> unbelievable. >> and, royal red carpet. it was the biggest night yet for the royal newlyweds of north america. hollywood's biggggt stars were out. but no surprise, it was kate who stole the show. we are live ininos angeles for will and kate's big hollywood moment. >> announcer: from abc news, this is a special edition of "good morning america," now, live from the belasco theater in los angeles, california, and new york city, weekend anchors bianna golodryga and dan harris. >> good morning, america, you're looking a
. here's abc's chris bury. >> reporter: in minnesota state parks, the big holiday weekend is a big bust. campers looking forward to a getaway were told instead to get lost. >> well, it's ridiculous. >> it's sad. >> it should never get to that. >> reporter: the closed parks a casualty of the state's budget crisis. so many services arehut down. even industries like logging are grinding to a halt because those trees are on public property. in all, 25,000 state workers laid off.. at the capitol, now closed to the public, minnesota's democratic governor and republican leaders could not agree on fixing a $5 billion budget gap. >> i'm not getting an income now. i don't think any of them should think it necessary for them to have an income either until this is settled. >> reporter: minnesota is the first state to actually shut down much of its government. but many others from new jersey to california are also making painful cuts. at this state park near minneapolis, k ken johnson had planned to spend a week camping with her family. getting ejected left her fuming. >> i think the government need
celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
scrambling for safety. >>> good morning. the heat wave melting a big chunk of the nation is showing no signs of letting. >> up that's right. the humidity is creating oppressive conditions. today, chicago could see its highest temperature in five years. abc's karen traver as more on the spending east. >> reporter: they tossed two tons of ice into the water to try to cool things down. this heat wave is krgripping th middle of the nation. for 17 states. texas to minnesota. east to ohio. in five states, temperatures dropped thee century mark. the system is expected to hover across the midwest for five more sweltering days before heading east. >> not moving at all. unpacking its bags. this high pressure for many days to come as it continues to intensify and grow in overall size. >> reporter: for beach goers the soaring temperatures means fun in the sun. but for some people, especially the elderly this extreme heat can be extremely dangerous. >> they'll complain of dizziness, weakness. being light headed. >> reporter: experts say to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun. >> the goal was ten
on her tax forms. that's not going to be the big problem. the big problem, when you start lying to the prosecutors about what happened in this incident, i don't see how they can move forward. >> robin sax, i want to bring you in. do you agree with dan and think this case can move towards a dismissal now? >> well, there is no choice, unfortunately, but this case to move towards dismissal. the problem is that this case stinks all around. while this victim did lie, and i agree with dan completely that the fact that there may have been lies that were about applications and on asylum, but when it becomes about the crime itself, it's a problem, but i blame the prosecutors for not building a rapport to get this information out from the beginning. the lack of transparency about the relationship between the third in command in the office with the defense is also a problem. something stinks in this case. it doesn't change the fact that this guy has three prior victims, and now this person is also claiming the same sort of sexual abuse, it's a shame for victims everywhere. >> robin, as a p
. >> the the president said he's committed to a big deal. $4 trillion over ten years. i'm committed to it. we need some bipartisanship here. >> house speaker john boehner wants the president to lay out some specific cuts to entitlement programs. but in weeks of debate, the sticking points haven't changed. republicans oppose new taxes and democrats oppose cuts in entitlement programs. senate leaders have come up with a plan b to give the president the authority to raise the debt ceiling on his own. >>> if you're an mba graduate looking for a job, google might be the place for you. there's a list of 100 top employers. consulting firm mackenzie came in at number 2. financial institutions dropped. apple was number 3. facebook was number 7. last year's top priority was having a work/life balance. >>> let's take a look at the top stories tonight. a gas station attendant shot over the weekend is out of the hospital. a masked gunman walked into the station on saturday and opened fire. he got away with some cash. investigators think the same person tried to rob another store earlier in the evening. they are loo
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
dramatic world cup finals, ever. japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling in stunning fashion to japan in the world cup final yesterday and we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very high bar for drama and excitement and entertainment >> debra roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her in just a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad there as they are here. >>> off the florida coast, take a look at what's forming this morning. tropical
that rock is there such a thing as too big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of lev
. >> reporter: gary wong, a san francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling for help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch black ocean water forced to cling for life using whatever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: new mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find these missing seven men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth
for a big night and one explosive 4th of july celebration. >>> and annual tradition that can be hard to watch. that's right. who will be the world's hot dog eating champion? thank you. got a preview coming up in a bit when "good morning maryland" returns. first new york for a look at this morning's latest business news. >> reporter: good morning. topping america's money, japan's recovery could aid america's. many economist feel feel the effects of japan's twin natural disasters are almost gone. and we should soon start seeing better jobs here. at the other end of the ladder,ceos of #00 top companies got 23% more than the year before compared to the average worker's salary who made under $40,000 and that's after half a percent increase. nadal was not the only loser at wimbledon, after 43 years, the tennis tournament is leaving nbc and reported will go going to espn. both espn and abc are owned by disney but there's no confirmation. and the latest transformer film was tops at box office. 97 million dollar was the biggest domestic debut of the year. it was not as good as last year's tra
♪ looking forward to your first cup morning! big day, huh? thank you. ♪ oh that mountain grown taste, ♪ ♪ just what you need ♪ for the big race. daughter: morning mom! are you excited? ♪ as you finish every mile... ♪ how rewarding are those smiles... ♪ [ cheers from the crowd ] of wakin' up... ♪ mommy, you did it! ♪ is folgers in your cup. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> it's 11 minutes after the hour and you may be trying to quit smoking with the helpch chantix but this could -- help of chantix but this could causeyou have a heart attack. one of the coauthors works for the hopkins school of medicine. they had a 72% greater chance of having a heart attack within a year. >>> parents, health leaders are making it easier to understand how to apply sunscreen. state health official say parents must get permission for the children to be given sunscreen by a staff member or camper but the new policy only requires parents to get permission for sunscreen application by a staff member. >>> research suggest a possible link between antidepressants taken and expectant moms an
news, although not happy family news, j. lo and marc anthony, that was the big announcement heard round the world. they split. saying that it was a painful time but you know what he said, though, at a concert in colombia? they're saying i'm single, he's laughing about it, somewhat flirting with some of the ladies in the audience. >> he's calling them members of the audience, mamacita, hot mama. is that really appropriate? >> you've got to jump right back, get right back on that horse. j. lo, i'm not exactly concerned about her future. >> they have children. >> they do. >> i find it kind of sad. >>> when we come back, it was movie magic at the box office. >> that's right. you're watching "world news n " now." [ female announcer ] firm skin would be easy without gravity. with olay challenge that. regenerist day and night duo. the uv lotion helps protect skin and firms during the day. the cream hydrates to firm at night. gravity doesn't stand a chance. regenerist, from olay. >>> here some are stories to watch today on abc news. general david petraeus hans over nato command in afghanistan
. >>> hewlett-packard is trying to make a big splash with its new touch pad tablet computer. you can find the touch pad in stores today. "usa today's" ed banks says it has too few apps, also too many glitches, but he did find real positives. >> the standout feature is web os. originally developed for the palm prix. this is a playing card metaphor where all the apps and tasks you're running appear as playing cards. when you're done you flick it off the screen. it's easy to switch among them. >> hp is deploying workers to best buy stores to demonstrate how to operate the turn pad. >>> smaller regional chains fare better than nationally known giants in "consumer reports" new ranking. mcdonald's burgers came in dead last. the survey said in and out had the best burgers, chipotle had the best mexican food. is it wrong that story made me hungry? >> mcdonald's fries, got to say. >> they're pretty good. >>> coming up next, never before seen images from the wreck of the "titanic." >> not what you'd expect to find or want to find on your next flight. a scorpion on the plane. where's samuel l. jacks
as the crime scene becomes an overnight shrine to caylee. >> this morning, all the big exclusives, reaction from casey's parents, a juror gives us his extraordinary theory and the womoman who made this case r personal mission, casey anthony's biggest critic comes out swinging. >> the devil is dancing tonight. >> nancy grace joins us live. >>> and you're looking at the memorial site where little caylee's body was found. so many people flocking here to remember the little girl who disappeared more than three years ago. the little girl who never saw her third birthday. for most of these last three years her mother was the prime suspect in her death, but yesterday the jury here in orlando found her not guilty. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos here in orlando. >> and i'm elizabeth vargas here in new york sitting in for robin and, george, emotions are running so high. the trial riveted the nation and casey anthony's parents left the courtroom as soon as the verdict was announced but what do they really think? we will talk to the attorney for george and cindy anthony in just a few
. they say they were left out of the settlement and it wasn't big enough. >>> well, twitter is reportedly seeking more private finances. it could be valued as high as $7 billion. by not going public it gives itself more time to develop a more profitable business model. >> netflix is expanding to latin america. it is only available in two country, the u.s. and canada. the expansion to 43 more countries have been expected but few analysts thought the expansion would be this big. >>> your morning eggs and bacon breakfast gets more expensive. not the eggs but bacon. prices are sizzling. corn prices are at record highs and hog farmers are cutting prpruction. that makes it more expensive for shoppers to bring home the bacon, so to speak. >> is it possisie to have too much bacon? sorry vegetarians. >> i'm not a bacon person but most like it. i think you can have too much though, fyi. >>> reaction from outside the courtroom after the shocking casey anthony verdict. >>> did one of britain's most scandalous tabloids go too far? ♪ i may be mud, but i have standards. mops? please. some of them have
: the fear is that the dismal jobs report will bleed over into big nenetiations over debt and deficit reduction, and there was a sense yesterday that the two sides were getting a bit more polarized, the republicans pushing and the democrats pulling in totally different directions. >> aside from those political wranglings, we have to remember that there are real people behind those dismal numbers. david kerley, thank you for your reporting this morning. >>> > d now to that horrible game.ent at the texas rangers a fan died after falling while trying to catch a ball that was tossed into the stands by a player. now major league baseball has issued a statement saying "our players are encouraged to be fan friendly, and we will carefully review this with our clubs to continue to ensure a safe environment for our fans." here's abc's barbara pinto with more on this. >> reporter: it is the ultimate ballpark souvenir, but at what price? one dad's request turned into a tragic accident. >> behind me i heard somebody say, hey, hamilton, how about the next one, you know. got the next one, threw it i
holding at 65. and in the confines of the dc -- d.c. beltway they are holding at 71. big contrast in temperatures and i will tell you, i would rather be out in the country with fresh cool air a nice morning and we will warm up once we get the sun up in a half-hour's time frame. clear skies this morning and we will look for a few high clouds mixed in this afternoon. but overall, we will heat it up a little bit. yesterday it was 86 and pushing 89 and we will talk about the 90s this weekend coming up. hereton yo with a -- -- here's tonya with traffic. >> reporter: no major incidents on the highway. we are going to look at 50 at sandy point. we have our commuters moving westbound towards annapolis. that's where most of the traffic is now. we have a few smart people going eastbound getting an early start at the toll plaza to go to the eastern shore. we have some construction that has been wrapped up. 359 northbound at mlk is flowing free lee. -- 395 northbound at mlk flowing freely. >>> a big surprise for a group who were snorkeling off the coast of south florida. they spotted a whale
are accounted for right now. we're still working to confirm that. elizabeth, you have been there. a big tourist destination. >> the water there is very deep and attracts a lot of deep-sea fishing. >>> elizabeth, now, to the latest on the explosive closing arguments in the casey anthony trial. a trial that has transfixed with some bizarre turns. judge belvin perry took the step of halting proceedings as the opposing attorneys lost their collective cool. >> reporter: good morning, josh. those closing arguments were rieflting. full of twists and turns. at one point the judge threatened to throw boft attorneys off the case and there's more to come this morning. >> there wasn't piece of duct tape over caylee's face. there were three. overlapping at angles. >> reporter: if you believe the prosecution, casey anthony was a party girl who wanted freedom at any cost. >> and she died because her mother decided that the life that she wanted was more important. >> reporter: if you believe the defense, she was a victim. >> casey reacts the way she does and lies because of the environment that she was brought
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. >>> in minnesota the budget crisis i iso big the government is on the brink of simply shutting down. lawmakers had until midnight to strike a deal. they didn't. >> and that could mean that all the state parks will close. tete of thousands of workers will be laid off just before the holiday weekend. lawmakers have been in a six-month impasse over how to solve a $5 billion deficit. >>> in a first on the presidential campaign trail, congresswoman michele bachmann has revealed that she once suffered a miscarriage. >> bachmann is getting mostly high marks for making such a personal revelation on the painful topic. sharyn alfonsi has the details. >> reporter: it happened at a packed town hall meeting in south carolina. >> after our second child was born we became pregnant with a third baby. and it was an unexpected baby. but of course we were delighted to have this child. and the child was coming along. and we ended up losing that chilil >> reporter: the crowd stood still at attention. >> and it was devastating for both of us, as you can imagine. if any of you have lost a child. >> reporter: bachmann sa
it along to everybody else. ♪ the rich aroma gets you up ♪ looking forward to your first cup morning! big day, huh? thank you. ♪ oh that mountain grown taste, ♪ ♪ just what you need ♪ for the big race. daughter: morning mom! are you excited? ♪ as you finish every mile... ♪ how rewarding are those smiles... ♪ [ cheers from the crowd ] of wakin' up... ♪ mommy, you did it! ♪ is folgers in your cup. >>> news time 6:23. attorneys for former imf chief dominic strauss-kahn will meet with prosecutors wednesday morning at a manhattan district attorney's office. the reason why is a lawyer for the french author who claims he tried to rape her during a book interview says that she filed a criminal complaint with the paris prosecutor's office tuesday night. strauss-kahn called her account imaginary. and threatened to file a criminal complaint of slander against her. >>> a daring rescue in china. look at this. problems continue because of mudslide in the area. the highway was washed away by the fast moving waters and stranded several people who were unable to cross to the other side.
weeks, a year, compared to under 55.r 35 weeks for those the problem, employers, big and small, are reluctant to hire new workers until they are convinced the economy is really turning around. right now, they are not. john owns two clothing stores in new york city. a typical small businessman. he employs a total of ten people. just about the national average. and in the weak onomy, he's discouraged from hiring because other employers aren't hiring. >> i see no growth in employment. it doesn't bode well for growing my business. >> reporter: and he wants to see other signs of recovery before talking on any new workers. >> we have to see easier credit and more demand. >> reporter: then you would start hiring? >> then we would start hiring. >> reporter: do you see that coming any time soon? >> not at all. >> reporter: and i asked him what he wants washington to do, he said, persuade the banks to start lending more readily and more generally do something about jobs. frustration that he, an employer, shares with millions of people who are looking for work. >> well, ron, that's the is
. napping in the cell block. they're right at home. but what are these babies doing in the big house? we'll tell you, when we go inside the jailhouse nursery. >>> and, a stolen life. a major abc news exclusive. in her first ever interview, jaycee due jgard, kidnapped and held for 18 years, shares her story with abc's diane sawyer. she talks about giving birth in captivity -- >> i felt like i wasn't alone anymore. >> and how she made it through. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 8th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin with today's british invasion. earlier tonight, heir to the british throne, prince william, and his bride, kate, the duchess of cambridge, arrived in los angeles as part of their north american visit. kate's f fst trip to the u.s. they were greeted with an unusual amount of hoopla for hollywood outsiders. since their wedding in april, watched by more than 1 billion people around the world, kate, in p
of suddenly die big heart trouble by over 90%. how much exercise is enough? here's abc's sharyn alfoi. >> reporter: consider canned cheese. yep, this stuff. doctors say in someone who's sedentary, if you biopsy their fat it looks a lot like this. whereas the fat of an athlete looks more like olive oil. so what? well, that cheesy fat in sedentary people creates a natural chemical reaction. it makes you more vulnerable to disease. things like alzheimer's. have to be an exercise program, it simply has to be not sitting. there are some studies that show that you get a lot of the benefits of exercise simply by being on your feet and not sitting at a desk. >> reporter: the next big step, actually exercising. sweating. are we ever too old to start? doctors say starting to exercise even at 55 will still improve our lives as we a a beyond 65. >> you can actually improve your muscle mass and muscle strength even in your 90s. that's important. because thigh strength means you can get out of a chair and possibly stay out of a nursing home. >> reporter: how much do you really need to exercise? sci
come out this week. >>> other end of the economic ladder, paychecks for big bosses are heading back up again. the ceos of 200 top companies last year averaged almost $11 million per year, that's 23% more than the year before. compared to the average worker salary of just under $50,000. doesn't quite seem fair. >> it doesn't. really. >>> rafael nadal wasn't the only loser at wimbledon this weekend, after 43 years, the tennis broadcast is leaving nbc and is reportedly going to espn. both espn and abc are owned by disney. no official con fir nation yet. >>> a long-lost painting by leonardo da vincnc it's sa save your of the world, it shows jesus christ with one hand raised in a blessing. art expertrtsay it could fetch more than $200 million at auction. >>> at the box office this weekend, the latest transformers film had the biggest domestic this transformers e sequel took in $97 million. and bad teacher was left back in third with $14 million. >> transformers, $100 million. that's inkraebl. very long movie. 2 1/2 hours. >>> when we come back -- the extreme weather across the nation for th
. but without much humidity. washington, d.c. is about 5 degrees above average. seattle near 80. that's a big day. and also anchorage comes in at 65. >> that's a scorcher in seattle. >>> it's time for your morning -- ready -- aww! >> these are cute. check out these newborn tiger cubs making their very first public appearance at the zoo in budapest where they were born last month. nothing cuter than a tiger cub until they get bigger than your car. >> boat of these three male siberians is a big deal, by the way. zookeepers are proud to point out they are part of an endinged species with only a few minute remaining in the wild. their names are virgil, thrax and manning. cute, cuter and cutest. >> mom carries them around in her mouth. >> just like a cat with their kittens. >> carry them around. i think that's impressive. we'll be right back with more "world news now." you go next if you had a hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we me
. >> reporter: hot, dry conditions have led to a ban on fireworks for big shows, in places like arizona, alabama, florida and texas, where nearly every county has said no to fireworks. >> i love fireworks. it's kind of like -- it ruined my july 4th. >> reporter: no fireworks in austin. so, the concert has been canceled. >> it's disappointing for people here. >> reporter: disappointing for the people who make and sell fireworks. >> this has to be one of the most stringent and devastating for the country. and also for the firework city as a whole. >> reporter: amarillo, texas, has come up with a solution for no fireworks. it's contracted for a laser show. but the show will go on in washington. more than 500,000 people gathering for one of the biggest spectacles in the country. all kicked off with a parade, that's been organized for the last 17 years by pat wilberton. every year you put this parade together, what does it mean to you? >> every year, we sing "god bless america," and i get chills. and the little children wave their flags. it's america. >> reporter: this is one of the biggest shows in
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